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McAllister, Defoe Praise Aribo

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Rangers assistant Gary McAllister and former England international Jermain Defoe have both praised Joe Aribo after the Super Eagles midfielder netted his first goal for Rangers FC in the current season.
McAllister said the Nigerian still has a lot to offer after returning from a six-week lay-off due to injury.
“We are all big fans of Joe Aribo here,” he said, as quoted by Glasgow Times. “I think he has been missed. Visually, he looks in a good place as far as where his body shape is.”
He continued: “He is in great nick. He has probably put a wee bit of muscle on his upper body. We expect big things from Joe.
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He’s a very talented player. And he can play in two or three different positions. We are pleased to get him back on the pitch.”
Following substitute appearances against Celtic and Standard Liege, Aribo made his first start in over two months against Livingstone at Ibrox on Sunday much to the delight of his teammates.
Defoe who netted his 300th career goal has described Aribo as a quality player despite weeks of lay-off as he dazzled in their 2-0 win over Livingston in the Scottish Premier League (SPL).
“Joe [Aribo] did well as well following a long lay-off with injury but it was a good win and we are delighted,” Defoe said.

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AFN Boss Promises Adegoke SUV If He Wins Olympic Gold

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The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Engr Shehu Ibrahim Gusau, has promised to give Enoch Olaolu Adegoke a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) if he wins a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics holding from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

During an elaborate send forth ceremony held by the Edo State Government for its athlete, Enoch Adegoke on Tuesday, Gusau said the gesture is his little way of motivating the athlete participating in the track and field events.

Gusau, who was part of the virtual ceremony via Zoom said that if Adegoke wins any other medal apart from gold, he will receive a surprise gift still from him.

“Olympics is a big stage where every qualified athlete is motivated to go for gold and we need to motivate them more.

“I am talking about a tear rubber SUV, not a fairly used vehicle. If he wins any other medal, the AFN will give him a gift still.”

“I promised Blessing Okagbare during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and it was redeemed. This cannot be different,”

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Tokyo 2020: AFA Sports Provides Apparel For Nigerian Delegation

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AFA Sports has been announced as the official apparel provider for the Nigerian delegation to the Olympics.

The national apparels were displayed to the world by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as he bid the athletes farewell before they boarded their flights on Tuesday to Japan.

The historical deal makes AFA Sports the first indigenous African apparel partner to ever feature at the Olympics.

Announcing the partnership in Lekki, Lagos, Ugo Udezue, the CEO of AFA Sports said, “This is a golden opportunity and a golden moment not just for AFA Sports but also the Nigerian contingent. We are very passionate about the opportunity to represent our country and the African populace.

“We are proud to be actively participating on a global scale and are excited to continue rendering active support to the development of sports, and in particular the Olympic games.

“We are also grateful to the Ministry of Sports for creating an enabling environment for local sports enterprise.”

This partnership is yet another proof of AFA Sports long-standing tradition of support which first began with providing apparel for the male and female national basketball teams to the Afrobasket and the World Cup games, then the male and female Volleyball teams, the Para-powerlifting federation, the first-ever African Knockout involving mixed martial arts and down to local athletes.

As a brand that has been conscientious to the needs of African athletes, just as when it developed the Humid-resist-fabric to keep the body cool in Africa’s extreme humidity, AFA Sports conducted an extensive research on the Japanese climate in order to curate the best performance fabrics for the Olympics team where the margins of success can come down to the athletics products.

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